Overall a wonderful car. Quick, reliable, and
stylish. Quick do to the legandary SR20De
engine. Reliable because of good build
quality. And stylish in that it has a mini
Maxima car feel to it.
Having been a crash in this car I am
definitely recommend its safety.
The SR20DE engine generally found in
higher end cars such as the G20 and sport
compact cars such as the previous
Better plastic interior. Greater after market
support - after market support is relatively
currently ok 3/17/03. Safety functions (air
bags) are a bit too sensitive - but it is better
to err on safety then not.
This is one of the most reliable cars
that I have ever bought. I redline
the engine quite often & it still runs
like brand new. It pulls fairly
strong for a 2 liter engine. It also
sips gas. About 25 MPG city & 32 MPG
highway. The suspension is pretty
firm. Too bad that they discontinued
the SE in 2002.
Nissan's most overbuilt 4 cylinder
SR20DE engine, 5 speed, 4 wheel disc
brakes, sporty suspension, titanium
face guages, VLSD, side sills, 16"
wheels, & it's funky little styling.
Not much. Some more aftermarket
support for this specific model would
My wife has driven this car for nearly
three years now and it has only had tow
minor recall issues. Other than that,
only oil and filter chages and new
rubber at 40k miles. Handling is very
good and it is actually more fun to
drive than my 2001 Camry--great in the
88,000 miles and nary a problem. I
love the handling, the speed the growl
of the motor. I have outmaneuvered
many more powerful and supposedly
better handling vehicles with the
expectant higher price tag all over the
Rockies and the Sierras, as ell as PCH
up to Frisco. I have 205s but will
change them back to 195s as the
difference is only minimal.
cup holders' convenience and location,
as well as arms' rest.